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Title: Ethnographic barbarity : colonial discourse and ‘Celtic warrior societies’
Authors: Webster, Jane
First Published: 1996
Publisher: School of Archaeological Studies, University of Leicester
Citation: Webster, J. ‘Ethnographic barbarity: colonial discourse and ‘Celtic warrior societies’’ in Webster, J.; Cooper, N. (eds.) Roman imperialism: post-colonial perspectives, (Copyright © 1996, the individual authors), pp. 111-123
Abstract: This paper aims to demonstrate the impact which Classical accounts of the wars of conquest fought in Northern Italy and, in particular, Gaul have had upon archaeological perceptions of Iron Age ‘Celtic’ societies. I will argue that two of the most common discursive statements embedded within Roman colonial discourse of the Other conjoined in the Late Republic to produce a construct which has constrained Iron Age studies ever since. The first of these discourses is that of barbarism, which ensured that levels of Celtic internicine warfare were exaggerated. [Taken from the introduction]
Series/Report no.: Leicester Archaeology Monographs;No. 3
ISBN: 0951037765
Version: Publisher Version
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © The Author(s), 1996. All rights reserved.
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Leicester Archaeology Monograph No. 03

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